New Delhi: Delhi Daredevils on Tuesday exchanged Kiwi batsman Ross Taylor with Pune Warriors India bowler Ashish Nehra in the ongoing Indian Premier League Player Trading Window. Delhi bought the former New Zealand captain from Rajasthan Royals ahead of the fifth edition last year.
"We are elated to have a batsman like Ross Taylor in our ranks. He will add muscle, panache and of course, experience, to our middle order in the forthcoming season," Sahara Adventure Sports Ltd managing director Sushanto Roy said.
Nehra, who has played eight T20 matches for India, was part of the Delhi squad in the 2009 and 2010 seasons, picking up 19 wickets from 13 matches in his first season. Pune bought him from Mumbai Indians in the 2011 Player Auction but was out the entire season due to injury.
"Ashish Nehra will constitute an integral part of our bowling attack in the 2013 season. We were the best team at the league stage in 2012, and with a player like him around, we are confident that we will go the distance," GMR Sports head TA Sekar said.
The only other player transfer to have taken place this season is that of T Suman from Mumbai to Pune.